• Apple develops USB-only Mac Mini

    And you thought the mini DisplayPort was bad on the last Mac Mini image. How about this 12-port USB Mac Mini? Read More

  • Video Review: Spyder II GX laser

    There are lasers and then there are lasers. The Spyder II GX is a crazy 200-300mW green laser that can burn through paper, balloons, and skin and generally blind you if you’re not careful. How much does all this fun cost? $1,699 including a pair of absolutely essential shades that will keep you from blinding yourself. Read More

  • Top Gear to build super-high mileage car for only $7k

    Top Gear is out to show the world that you don’t need a brand new hybrid car with a $25k price tag to be eco friendly. Their goal: Build a car that can get 70 mpg for only $7,000 and can hit 60 MPH in under 7 seconds. It’s called…The Sipster. Read More

  • EA chief says recession is winnowing away the weak, lame, halt

    Never waste a crisis, friends. EA CEO John Riccitiello is saying that the recession is essentially pushing the junk off of the gaming store shelves, leaving only the best and brightest games. Debatable, but let’s hear him out. “We did get fat in too many places. It seemed like anyone who could draw a guy with a gun with a crayon could get funded. At least for EA, we got a little… Read More

  • Minnesota bridge smartest in the US

    Businessweek has an interesting video about the bridge in my hometown of Minneapolis that was built to replace the one that collapsed in 2007. The new St. Anthony Falls Bridge was designed using a completely paperless system that made use of laser topography scanners, on-site tablet PCs with 3D renderings. Read More

  • Andreessen on Charlie Rose: "I Am Creating A Fund." (Full Video)

    Marc Andreessen appeared on Charlie Rose last night. He gave Rose a primer on everything from Facebook and cloud computing to the mobile Web. Andreessen, who sits on Facebook’s board, says that Facebook could be generating $1 billion in revenues today if it wanted to, and thinks the New York Times should go all digital. But he also tells Rose: “I’m creating a fund.”… Read More

  • Nikon prepping a new entry level DSLR, the D5000?

    According to the rumor, the D5000 will take over the role as Nikon’s entry level DSLR. Details aren’t exactly plentiful, but it sounds like it would be on par with the D90’s image quality, lack a AF motor like the D40/D60 and have more than three AF points. Sounds possible, right? It basically would be a stripped down D90 which would hopefully come to market around the $600 mark. Read More

  • ASUS 1000HE up for preorder at $374

    That upcoming 10-inch ASUS netbook with the fancy Sony/Mac-style chiclet keyboard is waiting for you at Amazon.com if you’re interested. The ship date is listed as two to three weeks but the price is real nice at just $374 for the blue or black model. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 23-inch LCD TV for $199

    Newegg has a wheel of a deal on a 23-inch TV at $199 after using promo code EMCLNNL35 at checkout. Read More

  • The five USB port Mac Mini might be and probably is a fake

    A pic surfaced yesterday showing what could be the next Mac Mini but somebody with way too much time examined the photo under filters only to crush our dreams. Apparently the digital artifacts don’t line up or match or something like that, which proves beyond a doubt that at least this pic is not real. Sorry. Super big pic after the jump if you must see why this isn’t the next… Read More

  • Fotolia Reaches One Million Registered Members And Five Million Images

    Micro-stock photography is alive and well. Fotolia tells us they have just reached their one millionth registered member and now have 5 million stock images for sale, for as little as 14 cents, and typically a dollar or two. Of those one million registered members, 860,00 are active (defined as having made at least one credit card purchase or uploaded content within the past three months). Read More

  • Booting services add to the fun of Xbox Live

    Are you 12? Do you not like someone on Xbox Live? Do you not have to go to the table right now and finish your yogurt? Well, you’re in luck because for $20 you can kick someone off of Xbox Live. A fairly breathless story by the BBC describes hackers who send DDOS attacks to certain IP addresses, kicking the victim’s IP address off of XBL. There are two popular methods, one… Read More

  • Apple's sales drop, the world gasps

    OMG. What is happening to the world. Microsoft is laying people off, Sony records first loss in 17 years, and now, Apple’s US computer sales fell six percent over last January. The company probably isn’t hurting though thanks to the hefty premium pricing, or as we like to call it, the Apple Tax. Apple’s global sales however are doing just fine and grew nine percent during… Read More

  • T-Mobile-bound HTC Magic spotted in Google Demo?

    Could this be an early sign the HTC and T-Mobile will buddy up once again for the G2? Maybe. The T-Mobile logo does sport the one-less dot design that’s unique to the United States market, but that alone isn’t exactly solid proof. So far the only word about the HTC Magic is that it’s a Vodafone exclusive handset, which doesn’t sit well with American mobile users. Read More

  • Forget About Those Leaked Downloads, Listen To U2's Entire New Album on MySpace Music

    I’m not sure if this was moved up in response to leaked copiess of U2’s newest album, No Line On The Horizon spreading across the Internet, but the entire the album will be streamed for free at MySpace Music. The player in U2’s MySpace Music page features a single, but if you click on the top album in the sidebar, you can hear the entire thing. MySpace says that the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Roundtable, Paris, Feb 25: What Next For France 2.0?

    TechCrunch is hosting a Roundtable and Meetup in Paris on Wednesday next week, Feb 25. “TechCrunchTalk: What Next For France 2.0?” will feature an afternoon of panel discussions and some great evening networking with French startups and the investment community. The event will be live video streamed on TechCrunch. Please grab a ticket here. Read on for details: Read More

  • Why the Smart VCs Are Boarding their Jets

    I started my career as a finance reporter covering wonky subjects like banks, bonds and agribusiness. I ended up in Silicon Valley covering tech, because it was the late 1990s, and I was doing what finance reporters are supposed to do: Follow the money. I’ve since realized if you want to cover startups well, it’s more complicated than that: You have to distill between the pioneer… Read More

  • Popjam takes Twitter – applies LOLs

    Popjam is a new ‘social humour’ site which has launched using the Twitter ‘friend/follow’ model of social networking. If fact – but for the images of LOLcats and videos – it is so similar to Twitter in appearance and operation that it could be mistaken for a pure Twitter clone. But what we have here is a kind of Twitter-meets-Digg-meets-jokes. Unlike niche… Read More

  • T-Mobile-bound HTC Magic spotted in Google Demo?

    Could this be an early sign the HTC and T-Mobile will buddy up once again for the G2? Maybe. The T-Mobile logo does sport the one-less dot design that’s unique to the United States market, but that alone isn’t exactly solid proof. So far the only word about the HTC Magic is that it’s a Vodafone exclusive handset, which doesn’t sit well with American mobile users. Read More

  • CBS Interactive: "Well Within Our Rights To Stream Hulu Content"

    We broke the story of Hulu pulling the content plug out of TV.com earlier this week, and two days ago we also reported that content owners forced Boxee to stop streaming Hulu content as well. Now the owners of TV.com, CBS Interactive, have responded with a message that sparked the Wall Street Journal to headline an article on the reaction “CBS Strikes Back at Hulu”. What did… Read More

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